[linux-dvb] [PATCH] firmware: convert av7110 driver to request_firmware()

Román roman.pena.perez at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 14:21:56 CEST 2009


2009/4/20 Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at infradead.org>:
> On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:41:58 +0200
> Román <roman.pena.perez at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 2009/4/19 David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at infradead.org>:
>> > On Sun, 2009-04-19 at 13:40 -0700, VDR User wrote:
>> >>
>> >> To be absolutely clear; users compiling dvb drivers outside of the
>> >> kernel should copy v4l-dvb/linux/firmware/av7110/bootcode.bin.ihex to
>> >> /lib/firmware/av7110/bootcode.bin correct?
>> >
>> > Run 'objcopy -Iihex -Obinary bootcode.bin.ihex bootcode.bin' first, then
>> > copy the resulting bootcode.bin file to /lib/firmware/av7110/
>> >
>>
>> That doesn't seem very *obvious* to me, actually.
>
> If you see INSTALL file at v4l-dvb tree, you'll see:
>
> ...
> Firmware rules:
>
> firmware        - Create the firmware files that are enclosed at the
>                  tree.
>                  Notice: Only a very few firmwares are currently here
>
> firmware_install- Install firmware files under /lib/firmware
> ...
>
> So, all you would need to do to install firmwares with -hg is to run:
>        make firmware_install
>
> Anyway, since firmware install is very fast, and in order to avoid such issues,
> I've just committed a patch that will run firmware_install when you do a "make
> install".
>
>
>
> Cheers,
> Mauro
>

I'm sorry, my fault. As I said, I never had the necessity to install
any firmware.
The patch sounds good, I don't need it myself, but thank you anyway.

Regards,
Román



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